Book Break Book Club

Book Break our monthly a high-spirited book club with a focus on fun. Read a book, have some fun, and meet new people. The group meets in the Library Board Room on the third Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome! 

Lilac Girls, A Novel by Martha Hall KellyNext Meeting: January 15

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this powerful debut novel reveals an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades. 

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline's world is forever changed when Hitler's army invades Poland in September 1939--and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences. For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power. 

The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbruck, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents--from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland--as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.

2020 Book Break Selections:

DateTitle & Author
January 15Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
February 19Women and C.S. Lewis edited by C. Curtis
March 18The Pioneers by David McCullough
April 15East of Eden by John Steinbeck
May 20The Farmer's Son by John Connell
June 17The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce
July 15Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
August 19Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
September 16The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty
October 21Don't Make Me Pull Over by Richard Ratay
November 18Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
December 16Educated by Tara Westover

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